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Help from Forum members

I've not been following this forum for very long although I 've been reading the magazine for years. It's evident some forum members go above and beyond in helping others. You are the lifeblood of forums such this: thanks!!
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Military records on Fold3

Does anyone with more knowledge of military records than me (not difficult) know much about Fold3? I can see that it's part of Ancestry, although it requires a separate subscription. It's piqued my interest twice in the last 24 hours.

First, there was a note in the latest copy of the WDYTYA? magazine saying that "616,118 1918-1940 RAF personnel records are now on military records website". Second, I've had a couple of Ancestry hints ...
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UK Nursing Records 1891-1931

I got an Ancestry Hint this morning from a set of records I'd not come across before. I'm so impressed with the detail given. Describing my ancestor as a 'very good nurse' but 'not very strong' and much more. Worth checking out if you have a nursing ancestor it really gives you an idea of their personality.
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First World War Orphan

During our research we have come across some data that I was wondering whether someone could explain. My Great Grandfather was killed during the First World War , his children were absorbed into some form of army education system, it was named as Royal Military Asylum , why was the term Asylum used? Thank you

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Writing a Blog

I have decided to start writing a family history blog to record my own family tree, to promote interest in our hobby, and to hopefully find people with similar interests to my own. I have shared the links below. Any comments and feed back are most welcome, both positive and negative. Please feel free to comment on the blog pages as well.

My twitter and blog links as follows: ...
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FutureLearn Course

For those who enjoyed FutureLearn's Genealogy course, and have Scottish ancestry, this may be of interest:
Early Modern Scottish Palaeography: Reading Scotland's Records. ... raphy?lr=1
The course is free of charge.
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Chronoplex Software

I have been reading some back issues of who do you think you are and they did a feature on this as a possible family tree program - just wondering if anyone has used it and if it's any good

Chronoplex Software
My family tree 7.3

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New Genealogist

Hi everyone,I have a friend who is about to embark on doing his family tree. I have been doing mine for some time. I have always used Scotlands people as my ancestors are all scottish,with a sprinkling of FS.My friends family are from Northants,Derbyshire and Staffs.What would be the best site for him?I have no experience of other sites. I would appreciate some feedback.
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Letter to return to relative: Ashton, Marden, Kenny

Years ago I bought a letter on Ebay with hopes of returning it to a family member. Perhaps someone reading this will be related to one of the people mentioned below.

The letter was postmarked 12 Apr 1946, Bethnal Green, E2. It was sent to Mrs. E.L. Marden, 15, Sumner Street, Newton Centre (sic) 19, MASS, USA. No return address on envelope but the letter was typed on a letterhead for Walters Tobacco Co. Ltd., ...
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Flummoxed by a will - help please

Please note - I posted a message about this before but I have now got the detail straight.
Abbe ( Rev) Andrew Canvan ( Canavan) a Catholic priest born in Galway, educated in Paris, Ordained in Prague(franciscan), dies in 1819 in Roseau Dominica. For 17 years he was chaplain to the Duke of Berwick's regiment, marking him as a Jacobite supporter.
He leaves a bequest to his niece Eliza St Leger, formerly Bodkin, a widow ...
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